Thank you for your inquiry regarding teaching in the Catholic schools of the Diocese of Columbus. The Diocese operates fifty-five schools. While the majority of these schools are located in the
Columbus metropolitan area, many are located in smaller towns and rural communities. All exist primarily to teach children to live as Christians and to be happy, productive citizens.
Diocesan policy and the Superintendent of Schools require all full-time and part-time teachers to hold a currently valid Ohio provisional, professional or permanent certificate/license by the
day of each school year. Teachers may not begin the school year with an aide, temporary substitute, out of state, or expired certificate/license.
All applicants for teaching positions in the schools of the Columbus Diocese must complete the on-line teaching application BEFORE being considered for teaching vacancies.
Interviews for full-time and part-time teaching positions will be conducted by the Department for Education Director of School Personnel Services or his representative during on-campus visits.
Teaching openings are posted on the Department for Education website. If a vacancy is posted for which you are licensed/certified and wish to be considered, please complete the on-line application
and contact the Director of School Personnel Services by e-mail to let him know of your interest. The director will notify the principal of that school that you are interested. Do not contact the
individual school principal unless the website directs you to do so. Teaching applicants will need to provide individual principals with a copy of a currently valid Ohio teaching
license/certificate, transcripts showing degree and date of degree, and credentials from your college placement office, or two (2) letters of reference if you have classroom teaching experience,
when interviewed at a school for a specific opening.
It is the policy of the Diocese of Columbus not to discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, handicap, or national origin. However, in accordance with O.R.C. 109.57, the chief administrator of
any chartered nonpublic school must request that the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation research and determine whether the BCI and FBI have any information which would prevent a
person from teaching or substituting in the schools.
The Diocese will maintain your on-line application for regular teaching in the active file for two (2) years from the time of its completion unless the applicant notifies the Personnel Services
to the contrary.
Thank you again for your interest in the Columbus Catholic schools. If you have any further questions about the application procedure, please contact me.
Department for Education
Director of School Personnel Services
197 East Gay Street
Columbus, OH 43215
firstname.lastname@example.org (please complete the on-line application first)